Heat loss or heat gain is the function of which area?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 1 week ago

Heat loss or heat gain is the function of which area?
 
(a) Body volume
 
(b) Surface area
 
(c) Bodyweight
 
(d) Body size
 
I got this question during an interview for a job.
 
This key question is from Organisms and Populations in section Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 1 week ago

Correct choice is (b) Surface area
 
Explanation: The gain or loss of heat occurs through the surface area of the body. It is important for maintaining homeostasis of an organism. It is easily done by mammals as they are thermoregulators.